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Sto.nf. Meal t;si:n in China for food
in timb of Famine. In the vast empire
of China the most terrible-families some
times occur. Men of wealth have been
reduced to sell their wives and children,
furniture, and houses, to procure food,
and that food, perhaps, nothing more than
the rind of a tree, or a decomposed stone
found occasionally on the mountains.
Tim Chinese assert that this stone is a
miraculous production. However, there
is little doubt that it is merely a soft whit
ish stone pulverized by the sun and air,
aiid, if sought for, to be found at any
time. M. Biot has ' lately taken pains to
inquire into the causes of those calamities
which drive un industrious people to such
extremities.- China contains immense
plains in a high state of cultivation, with
large rivers running through them, the
beds of wliich are obliged to be kept
clean, by great labor, from the pcipetual
deposits. While these rivers are restrain
ed within their due bounds by the artifi
cial banks thrown up for the purpose, they
afford the means of fruitful irrigation ; but
when they once overflow, they spread
devastation to an indescribable extent.
Hundreds'of thousands of acres are invol
ved in one common ruin, and the poor
wretches that escape drowning, fly to the
mountains to perish by thousands for want
of food. It is in this destitution they
seek out these stones, and not having pre
viously taken the trouble to jook for them.
they attribute their appearance to mira
Tun way to win a kiss; The late Mr
lirush used to toll this story of a brother bar
rister. As the coach was about starting be
fore breakfast, t!u; modest limb pf the law
approached tiie landlady a pretty quakorcss,
who was seated near the (ire, and said he
could not think of going, without giving her
a kiss. "Friend," said she, " thee must
nt do it." "Oh, by heavens, I will!" re
plied the barrister. "Well, friend, as thou
hast swoin, thee may do it; but thee must
not make a practice of it."
A A c r i s c to c.u t s
Now liftwAcA vo su Glou
cester, ant Voy sae vy
20 bales Domestics.
1U eases do.
59 Blue Cottons.
1 44 Beavei teens.
1 44 Moleskin.
I 44 Maids.
1 44 Silk Umbrellas.
10 44 Cotton do.
,31 ,4 Prints.
4 u Printed Pongee Hdkfs. .
1 i cases Cotton HdixiS.
9 " Kiheis,
oo 44 Blue Nankin.
8 44 Assorted Dry Goods.
9 44 Drub Hats.
3 44 Thread.
61 packages Hard Ware.
50 Kegs A ails.
4 Casks Soap Stone Furnaces.
. 1 44 Sad Irons.
20 doz. Cast Steel Wood Axes.
2 rolls Sheet Lead.
I Cotton Ginn.
3 cases Brushes.
10 44 Boots and shoes.
2-J Bars and Bundles assorted Iron.
5 do. Shovels. (
(iO bundles Hoop plates.
1 cask Cart Boxes.
3 bundles Spike and Nail Rods.
5 boxes Tin plates.
20 b Its Canvass. 1
30 pieces light Havens Duck.
20 doz. Carolina Hoes.
i cases Looking Glasses.
.'.... Assorted Fancy articles.
2 44 Books, late publications.
100 barrels Pilot Bread.
hhds Navy do.
20 barrels Fresh Flour, (extra)
55 -boxes Soap.
1 cask Glue.
.50 boxes Window Glass.
packages Crockery Ware.
15 44 Glass do.
28 barrels Tar and Pitch.'
0 casks assorted Paints.
b' 3 kegs English While Lead.
40 do. Black Paint..
100 boxes Spanish Cigars.
.5 kegs Superior Tobacco.
.0 tubs Spices.
6 casks Kice.
1 hhd Coflec.
- 5 baskets Olive Oil. '
- 1 bale Corks.
10 boxes Raisins, in prime order
10 kegs Fancy Biscuit.
I case Macaroni.
' 1 44 Tapioca.
.3 doz. Chairs. -
3 cases Stationery.-
4 hhds. Tin War.e. :
" 8 44 Hollow Ware.
138 Reams Wrapping Paper.'
20 44 Writing do.
Honolulu, May '.'2, 1841.
Just Yccevci v$ Vc Gloucester
from Boston, and for sale by
J. J. JARVES.
3 Bales Brown Shirtings, 4-4.
4 44 Mtthuen Shining Stripes, 4-4.
8 pieces 44 Duck.
1 Case Ladies' Shoes. ,
2 Study Lamps.
1 Box Fancy Ribbons. ;
Way 22. . . ' tf.
FRESH CORN MEAL.
By the Barrel, or less quantity, con
stantly on hand and for sale by
E. & IL GRIMES.
Jan. 18. 1 - tf. . ;
rZ U IT G T A I .
Have tor sale, at their plantation, at Wai
luku, East sideof Maui, a quantity of supe
rior WHITE SUGAR, not inferior to the
best imported Loaf Sugar. ; Also, WHITE
SVUUP, a superior article for family use.
For the intorination-of Merchants and oth
ers trading to the se Islands, they woald state,
that they are enlarging their business, hav
ing now loO acres ot'bugar Cane under cul
tivation; and in the course of the next sea.
son will have 250 acres. By the 1 st of De
cember next, they will have a large lot of
BROWN SUGAR for sale, on as reasonable
terms as can be offered by any other linn.
May 29th, 1841. ' tf.".
Have on hand and for sale at low prices
the following articles, viz:.
23 Cases 4-4 blue Cottons of the best
dye and fabric. '" ' ' '
IS " 4-4 Chickopee Cottons, bleach
ed. 1 44 Bleached Cotton Drill
I " Satin Jeans
1 44 Ticking
30 Bolts Am. Cotton Duck
2 Cases Merrimack blue Prints
1 44 Orange Prints
2 il Furniture Chintz
1 u Marseilles Quilts - -
5 " Cotton Thread
I 44 Pink Cambric
20 Bales 4-4 Brown Cottons
4 3-4 do. do,
3 44 do. Drill
1 44 Scarlet Flannel
1 44 Russia Sheeting
4 Bolts Brusgins Canvass
20 44 Ravens Duck
5 Cases Prints, assorted colors
10 Boxes Muscat Wine
100 Demijons, 5 galls.
85 pair Venitian Window Blinds
90 Window Frames, sashes, &c.
(0 Kogs White Lead
100 Molasses Shook s
75 Bales Am. Leaf Tobacco
5 44 .Bright Varnish ,
1 Box Rifle Powder in cannistcrs
50 Kegs Powder
20 doz. Swaim's Panacea
5 Bbls. Linseed Oil
20 doz. Olive Oil
40 44 tin boxes Seidlitz Powders
2 Bbls. Spirits Turpentine
1. Case Friction Matches
300 Boxes Am. Soap ,
10 Boxes Pipes
20 Sides Sole Leather
2 44 Patent 44 .
25 Ox Bows 25 doz. Axe Handles
Sheathing Copper viz.
.in on i -
i vase xu oz. cu auc-cis
1 44 24 oz. 90 44
1 44 22 oz. 100 44
1 44 20 oz. 100 44
1 ' 44 18 oz. 100 v "
4 44 IGoz. 100 44
3 Kegs Sheathing Nails
30 Coils Manila Rope, assorted sizes
50 Indian barrels VVhite and Sicily Ma
deira Wine "
36 Qr. Casks Pale Sherry
8 Indian bbls. Burgundy Port.
July 10, 1810. tf.
. mo jpnEQiisr-fi Sv&sra
Have for. Sale, which they ofter on
reasonable terms : ,
20 Doz. Port Wine'
25 44 Sherry do.
10 44 S. M. do.
20 44 Claret do.
10 44 Raspberry do.
5 44 Sarsaparilla Syrup
10 44 Lemon Syrup
5 44 Assorted do.
5 44 Stoughtou's Elixir
25 Boxes Assorted Teas
Also Just received
3 Lady's Splendid Riding Saddles,
50 Patent Leather Head Stalls.
April 24. s ' tf.
MARSHALL & JOHNSON
Have just received per Ship Gloucester, and
v ' offer for Sale the following
- .. Articles, viz, .
1 1 bales Brown Sheeting. ' . ,
' 16 cases Prints,1 consisting of American,
English' and French.
1 case .Men imac Checks. .
2 bales Union Ticks.
0 cases Bleached Sheeting.
1 bale Hamilton Stripe?.
. 2 bales buffoU Drills. . ..
1 casu Bleached Drills.
2' bales Blue Cotton. '
B. Pitman A, Son,
Have for sale on reasonable terms, viz.,
English and American Prints. Ginglmms.
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and Blue
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Linen
Drill. Bleached and Unbleached Cottons.
Cambric, plane and Figured. Swiss Mus
lin. Lace Edgings. Insertings. Fancy
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scarfs. VVhite Veils.
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Belt
Ribbons., Wound Wire. Furniture Chints,
Hamilton , Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths and
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's Hosiery.
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeeqs.
Pongee Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. CoU
ton Hdkfs. Needles.. Pins. . Spool Cot
ton. Thread. m Buttons. Suspenders. Ready
Made Clothing. Wickyaru, kc., 8tc.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea.
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Raisins.
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Pickles.
Vinegar Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. " Cloves. Ginger. Sage. Pepper,
.v.ustard Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Pipes.
Snuff. Soap.- Sajlud Oil. Olives. Lem-
on Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale.
Elixir.' Wines, &.c. .
Boots and Shoes Writing Ink. Shoe
Blacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salts
nencii i mniB. uiutc uuu ouis. Chises
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry pail,
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe Hanj
dies. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. WritinJ
Pnnor Pl.nntf Itnnlra Onilla Prl, t -
At .11 I i J '
uenerauy on nanu a gono assortment i
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Jec. tj, liu. tf.
PEIRCK & BREWER.
Honolulu Islund of Oahu,
HAVE Constantly on hand and fori
sale on liberal terms, Merchandise impor
ted ' from the United States, England
lyiiiu, ana vmna, ana aaapteu to th
trade of the
They offer to purchase the production
of the Sandwich Islands, and of Califor
nia ; and Bills of Exchange on Endand
France, Russia and the United States
E. II. BOAR DM AN,
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
Having recently established himself a
Honolulu, will give his faithful attentJ
to any business in his profession that n.s
be committed to him. He will be cor,
stuntly supplied with '"
of the best quality, and a choice assor
ment of JEWELRY.
Honolulu, June .12, 1841. tf.
Now Landed from Ship Glouceste
AND FOR SALE BY
. 2 cases Colored Cambrics.
1 Printed Jeans.
2 4t Check Ginghams.
1 V Silk Pocket Hdkfs.
1 Light Shawls.
1 .Victoria Dresses.
I. 44 JNlusquito Netting.
1 Black Silk Hdkfs.
1 41 Willow Hats.
I Sinnet and Duck, Hats.
1 ; 44 Navy Caps.
I Children's Caps. .
, 5 44 Assorted Fancy: Goods, consist
ing in part of. Plain and Figurci
. Muslins; Table Cloths; Irish Lift
en; Thread Edgings and Insert
rings; Bobbinet-Lace; Pic
and Mohair Sh:iwls; Scarfs m
Gloves; Ladies' Embroidered tii
and Cotton Hose, etc. tie
. 9 V ' Assorted Clothing.
, 2 Shell and Horn Combg-aiid im
merous other articles.
Honolulu May 24, 1841. 11
Terms of the POLYNESIAN.-! H
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For the 1'ioprietor and Editor.
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for euch pucccedjng inntrtion. Cuide, l-oUieflJc
or marriages inserted only us ndvertifeiLCiii". ( ,
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(Cr of cliuritv.
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